Dany Meloul appointed Executive Vice-President of Radio-Canada

Dany Meloul has officially been named CBC/Radio-Canada’s new Executive Vice-President of French Services, overseeing all of the public broadcaster’s French-language programming services, including ICI Radio-Canada Télé, ICI ARTV, ICI Explora, ICI RDI, ICI Première, ICI Musique, ICI TOU.TV, Radio-Canada.ca, and other digital and mobile offerings.

Meloul has been serving in the position in an acting capacity since Oct. 2023 when Michel Bissonnette abruptly departed the public broadcaster. He had held the EVP role since 2017.

Previously, Meloul had served as General Manager, Television since Oct. 2019. Before joining CBC/Radio-Canada, she held the positions of Vice President Programming, for French-language television and Deputy Chief Legal Officer at Bell Media; and served as Vice President, Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Affiliate Relations, for Astral TV’s channels. 

“I feel honoured and privileged to take the helm of the great institution that is Radio-Canada,” Meloul said, in an announcement from the public broadcaster. “I am conscious of the challenges that we face as a public media organization, but I know that we will meet them with determination. I am fortunate to be surrounded by talented people motivated by a common goal: to assure the sustainability of Radio-Canada and ensure it remains a relevant public media organization for francophones across the country.”

“In addition to knowing our organization, our brands and our content very well, Dany has a long track record in the media sector,” added CBC/Radio-Canada President & CEO Catherine Tait. “She has a deep knowledge of our industry in a context where business models are being disrupted by increased competition from the digital giants and as francophone audiences’ media habits change.”

“This appointment comes at a critical moment for Radio-Canada as our industry faces profound challenges and as we work together to position the public broadcaster for the future,” Tait continued. “Dany has my full confidence and the support of the Senior Executive Team and the Board of Directors.”


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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